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Today's News

  • Schools closed Friday

    All public schools in Levy County will be closed on Friday, Aug. 22, according to an announcement on the School Board Web site, because of Tropical Storm Fay.

  • Comp plan presented to city

    The Aug. 19 meeting of Williston's City Council consisted largely of planning and housekeeping items.

    The annual modifications to the city's comprehensive plan were presented to the council. This exercise is undertaken each year during the budgeting period. The changes reflect projects undertaken or completed during the previous year and changes in projections for future activity.

  • Which local candidates can you vote for on Aug. 26?

    Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 26. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Fay lingers on East Coast

    TROPICAL STORM FAY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 23A

    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062008

    800 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

    ...FAY BARELY MOVING...

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FORT PIERCE FLORIDA

    NORTHWARD TO THE SAVANNAH RIVER AT THE BORDER BETWEEN GEORGIA AND

    SOUTH CAROLINA.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE

    INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED

    BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

    AT 800 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY WAS LOCATED

  • Too wet for wet day

    Saturday morning's "Wet the Kids" day at Johnny T. Henry Celebration Park was postponed because of rain.

    It will be held this coming Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m.

  • LARC softball event a success

    CHIEFLAND - "We can hit," said Betty Walker, executive director of Levy Assocation for Retarded Citizens. "We just can't run."

    Before Saturday's classic showdown featuring LARC staff and clients against the polical candidates of Levy County, Walker was explaining her strategy for a LARC victory.

    "We got to hit the ball out."

    LARC won the two-inning tilt by a bare 4-3 margin, but aggressive baserunning, pitching and defense were as much a factor as power at the plate.

  • Response to City Hall letter

    Editor,

    As the listing Realtor for the commercial building on North Main Street that is currently being considered by the city for a new City Hall, I felt it necessary to respond to Lindsey Hager's letter from last week. I have also phoned Ms. Hager and provided her this correct information.

  • Back to school and the zones

    Where did the summer go?

    It seems like only yesterday that those annoying flashing yellow lights at either end of town on Noble Avenue, commonly called school zones, were doused for vacation time. Now, starting Monday, Aug. 18, they're back.

    It's time for all the young people to go back to school. With classes resuming, people will emphasize to you that it's time for drivers to be extra cautious, to be careful of the children.

  • Task force cracks down on drugs

    A 26-year-old Williston resident was arrested last week and charged with four counts of possession of crack cocaine and four counts of sale of crack cocaine.

    Demetris A. Wallace of 21370 N.E. 38th Place, was charged after the Levy County Drug Task Force used a confidential source to allegedly make four drug buys, on April 17, April 18, May 1 and May 29th. Three of the buys were at the 38th Place address, while the other was at 21431 N.E. 35th St.

    A total of $550 changed hands, according to a release from the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Total bond was $90,000.

  • Levy Fair seeks judges

    The Levy County Fair Association is seeking judges for its pre-qualifying karaoke events.

    The contests are as follows:

    Sept. 1 - 11 a.m. "Outside" at the Amvets post 88 in Bronson, (the new location by the race track).

    Sept. 20 - 11 a.m. Tommy Usher Center, Chiefland.

    Oct. 4 - 11 a.m. Peanut Festival in Williston.

    Oct. 11 - 1 p.m. Coconut's at Cedar Key.

    The group is also seeking qualified candidates for the following judging roles during the fair itself (Oct. 30 - Nov. 2):

    Thursday: Battle of the Bands - Day One.